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Introduction to Bilingualism

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Red Globe Press

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Macmillan Modern Linguistics

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Drawing together linguists' and psychologists' approaches to the study of bilingualism, this innovative and engaging volume provides students with a firm grounding in bilingual acquisition and development. It begins with a...

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Drawing together linguists' and psychologists' approaches to the study of bilingualism, this innovative and engaging volume provides students with a firm grounding in bilingual acquisition and development. It begins with a discussion of sequential and simultaneous bilinguals, illustrated by a wealth of case studies and examples, and the key theories surrounding bilingual development. The book subsequently explores topics such as bilingual speech perception, sound, lexical and morpho-syntactic development, cognitive processing and metalinguistic awareness.
Introduction to Bilingualism is an essential companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Applied Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Speech and Language Therapy and Language Education.

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  • Uniquely focuses on both sequential and simultaneous bilinguals
  • Features engaging activities throughout to help students consolidate their learning
  • Includes a glossary of key terminology for quick reference

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Bilingual Language Development
2. Theories of Bilingual Development
3. Characteristics of the Bilingual Learner
4. Bilingual Speech Perception and Sound Development
5. Bilingual Lexical Development
6. Bilingual Morpho-Syntactical Development
7. Bilingual Language Processing
8. Bilingual Metalinguistic Awareness
9. Further Directions in Studying Bilingual Learners
Data Sources
Bibliography
Glossary of Terms
Index.

Schelletter offers a comprehensive theoretical and practical journey on how children develop bilingually, and covers a wide range of topics treated in a balanced way. Featuring plenty of examples, activities and information about research methodologies, this book is an excellent source for undergraduate and postgraduate students who are just beginning their studies in bilingual development. – Fraibet Avaledo, University of Reading
Thorough and comprehensive, engaging and compelling, this volume provides a systematic overview of some of the key topics in bilingual language acquisition, development, processing and use. Supplemented with rich examples and case studies, the volume is a must read for anyone interested in bilingual theory and practice. – Anna Siyanova, Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand
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​Christina Schelletter is the Head of English Language and Communication at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. 

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​Christina Schelletter is the Head of English Language and Communication at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. 

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